Connor Beierle

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Connor Beierle
Space Rendezvous Lab
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford University


Connor Beierle is a Ph.D. student in the Space Rendezvous Laboratory. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering. He has experience working for NASA and Google. He has also worked on the Hemispherical Anti-Twist Tracking System in the Space Systems Development Laboratory at Stanford. His current research is focused on the high-fidelity verification of advanced optical navigation techniques for spacecraft formation-flying and rendezvous. This includes the design and development of high-dynamic-range optical stimulators using virtual reality and robotic setups to reproduce a variety of space operational scenarios in a laboratory environment.


  • Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2019

  • M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2016

  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2014